Paper Feathers-Diana Siriwardana

Paper Feathers has a booth at the Bountiful Farmers Market in Edmonton (3696 97 St NW). They offer items such as Newspaper Bowls (many shapes, sizes and colours) crates, hamper baskets, garbage bins, place mats, coasters, different fruit baskets and pen holders. 

This unique product is made in Sri Lanka by Diana’s family owned business.

Diana Siriwardana has provided beautiful newspaper bowls to be part of the Celebration Box. Visit her at the Bountiful Market, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday Or drop her a note  .

Maram Vinegar .Ink- Najm Al-Tameeni

Najm grew up in Al Foa, located in south of Iraq. Najm moved to Syria as a refugee in 2007.  This is where Najm discovered the field of honey and bee products.

The Syrians believe that honey is useful in treating many diseases, fighting obesity and protecting people from Alzheimer’s disease. Honey is also used in the cosmetic field. Najm learned the value of using vinegar with honey, which is a very popular among Syrians.

Moving to Edmonton in 2015, Najm pursued his dream of developing and selling a honey vinegar product. He partnered with a beekeeper in Athabasca who has been making honey for over 30 years. This past year he received his license from Alberta Health and has started to produce Maram Vinegar.

To Najm, honey vinegar is a thank you to Canada. He spent his whole life escaping war and seeking a peaceful community to set roots. He found those roots in Edmonton. Najm is proud to provide a great life for his wife and children. He hopes that his kids don’t have to go through the conflicts he endured growing up. He hopes to show them that they can do anything they want.

Najm’s honey vinegar is a symbol to them and to others to follow your passions and give back to the community.

The Celebration Box has a bottle of Najm’s honey vinegar for you to try.  Use it in salad dressings or anywhere you would use apple cider vinegar. Check out his facebook page at

BILD Photography- Miguel Jimenez

In 2019, Miguel’s journey brought him to Edmonton with his family. Eager to apply his talents in Canada, Miguel restarted BILD Photography. Miguel has been the official photographer with EdmontonEats since the spring of 2020.

He has gifted five of his pictures to create greeting cards as part of The Holiday Cultural Box Event.  We have called the series “Power of an Image”. Miguel, thank you so much.

When Miguel Jimenez speaks about his business, BILD Photography, he emphasizes the power of an image. An image can captivate the eye and attract attention. Whether it be for purposes of branding, showcasing a product or service, or to illicit a certain emotion, the right kind of image can go a long way.

He has gifted five of his pictures to create greeting cards as part of The Holiday Cultural Box Event.  We have called the series “Power of an Image”. Miguel, thank you so much.


Guuto Mothers Co-operative

Guuto Mothers Cooperative is an organization committed to help and support predominantly newcomer families with prior skills and work experience.  They engage mothers and women in a familiar and friendly work environment including tailoring, arts, cooking and henna.

They operate a small café and catering business located at 10412-118 Ave in Edmonton.  They can be contacted at

Guuto Mothers Co-operative have created a special Somalia Tea Blend to be included in the Holiday Boxes.  I have enjoyed this tea before and am looking forward to a lovely cup of tea on a cozy winter afternoon.

Pottery by Sabine

The Celebration Box will have a hand-shaped tea candle holder.  These beautiful individually unique candle holders are made in the shape of a heart.  Perfect for shedding light and joy over the holiday season.

Sabine has been a potter for many years.  Her immigration experience was long ago when her parents brought her as a toddler from Germany to Canada.  These tea candle holders are a welcome addition and we are happy to support a local potter.


Aga- chartered herbalist and founder. “As the founder of Herbologie and main curator of all products and recipes, it is important to me to share the intent & simplicity of botanicals as an easy addition to any lifestyle.”   

Herbologie is adding a jar of Black Nigella Seed to our Celebration Box. Harvested in Fayoum, Egypt, these seeds are fresh and taste like sweet toasted onions. They can be used in flatbreads, hummus, cheese, vegetables, particularly root vegetables. Visit

Herbologie, a Canadian herb and spice company, focused on importing single-origin, and high quality spices directly from artisan farms around the world. In partnership with cooperatives, farmers and ethical suppliers, we strive to rethink the spice and herb trade, while creating novel ways to enhance culinary experiences. We aim to educate and empower the socially responsible consumer to advocate for better ingredients for our food, our well-being and our community. Herbologie. Provenance. Terroir. Transparency.

Culina to Go

Culina To Go is your grab n’ go takeaway store in the beautifully renovated Oliver Exchange Building, nestled between Iconoclast Coffee and Brio Bakery. They are located on the southeast corner of 121 street and 102ave, just south of Paul Kane Park.

They offer hot, cold and frozen individual and family-sized meals to enjoy on the go! Our focus is fast & fresh comfort food with an emphasis on local ingredients from local purveyors.

Culina To Go is providing house-made Almond Rocher to our Celebration Box. Our Libyan hosts offered chocolate as a welcome when guests arrived at our first event last year. We thought it would be great to include chocolate!

Belmont Sobeys

Thank you to Belmont Sobey’s who have support EdmontonEats since we started one year ago. 

Jerry MacLachalan, Manager and Owner of the Belmont Sobeys is generous with his time and support of community events in NE Edmonton.  Famous with the children for introducing Belly the Beaver to our community event. Respected by community members for his constant interest and support of events that make our community a great place to live.

Belmont Sobeys donated a number of ingredients for preparing the recipe kits.

Belmont Sobeys is a great place to buy ingredients for all your holiday cooking.  Check them out.

Giant Tiger Clareview

Pierre Marchant, Manager at Giant Tiger has been a supporter of all the events of EdmontonEats. Pierre is on the advisory team and provides advice and direction to the development of our social enterprise.

Giant Tiger donates generously to community events in our NE Communities.  A great example of a retailer committed to the community.

Thanks Pierre for all you do for our community and EdmontonEats.

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